Writing with a friend as co-authors

November 1st, 2012 → 6:11 pm @

Considering co-writing a novel with a friend?. What to know before you proceed.

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Business Tip #16 for Writers: Sole Proprietorship

October 22nd, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Are you new to writing? Looking to publish your recent work? A writing business structure may seem like the least of your worries! However, by publishing a book, you are taking the steps to owning a business. Congratulations! Considering how to setup your writing business, then, is crucial. There are several avenues you could take, […]

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Business Tip #15 for Writers: Writing as a Ministry

October 8th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Authors, now that we’ve distinguished your writing business from a hobby writing, it is time to consider another potential aspect of your  business. Perhaps you intend to run this writing business as a ministry and use your gifts for others. Fantastic! Are there any special considerations for this type of writing business? This excerpt from […]

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Business Tip #14 for Writers: Writing – Business or Hobby?

October 1st, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Most authors begin a writing business as a hobby, telling stories for fun and personal enjoyment. How do you know when your writing hobby turns into a writing business? A tricky question. Chapter 1 of my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, answers just this question: “How do you know if you have a hobby […]

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I read every issue of this newsletter: Book Marketing Matters

September 29th, 2012 → 5:46 pm @

Brian’s newsletter, Book Marketing Matters contains regular columns with tips from Dan Poynter, John Kremer, Guy Achtzehn, Rick Frishman, Eric Kampmann, Paulette Ensign, Judith Briles, Tonya Evans and Roger C. Parker.

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Business Tip #11 for Writers: Do you need E-books?

September 10th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

As our world continually moves toward the electronic, sooner or later, your writing business may need to consider whether E-books would be a wise investment. But, just what are the pros and cons of E-books for an author? You came to the right place! Take a look at this passage from my book, Business Tips and […]

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Your book is an asset that produces income!

September 3rd, 2012 → 6:55 pm @

Joanna Penn from The Creative Pen sees her books as intellectual property and it affects the way she runs her writing business. Creating Intellectual Property Assets Through Writing Can Change Your Life   My husband and I had tried to build up a property portfolio in Australia but with the global financial crisis and the […]

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Business Tip #10 for Writers: Shipping Your Product

September 3rd, 2012 → 8:00 am @

  With your inventory stocked and marketing strategy ready to go, it may be time for your writing business to start sending your product to customers. Congratulations! Now, how do you go about that? What does shipping your book entail? My book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, details just what you need to know to […]

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Business Tip #9 for Writers: Help with Inventory

August 27th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Your book is ready to go: written, published, printed. Now, how should you approach inventory? Is there an optimal number of book kept in reserves to best benefit your business? How much will that set you back? No need to wonder about the answers to these questions; you can find them right in my book, Business […]

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Business Tips # 8 for Writers: Government Correspondance

August 20th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

We’ve all been there. You started your writing business, published your book, and mail arrives from the government via the IRS. Not sure what to do with that mail or if you need to keep it? Don’t panic when you see those envelopes! Here’s what you need to know about recording government correspondence, from my […]

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